Everyone knows that the main function of teeth is to eat. I remember a well-known advertisement in the past few years, "Good teeth, good appetite, good taste, good body." But do you know that teeth are also closely related to the heart? In recent years, scientists have paid more and more attention to the relationship between dental disease and heart disease. The most common oral diseases are caries and periodontal diseases, which can cause heart problems if not treated in time.
First of all, caries, commonly known as tooth decay, is actually a bacterial infectious disease. Without timely filling treatment, caries will evolve into pulpitis and periapical periodontitis, and even more serious facial space infection. Bacteria in teeth may enter the blood, circulate through the blood to the heart and cause bacterial endocarditis, which is a very serious disease. If not treated in time, it will lead to heart failure and endanger life. A bad tooth can cause such serious consequences. Why don't you cure your bad tooth earlier?
The relationship between periodontitis and heart disease has been noticed as early as the early 20th century, and many studies have been carried out in recent years. Plaque is the initiating factor of gingivitis and periodontitis and the "umbrella" of oral bacteria. A series of studies on the relationship between dental plaque and heart disease showed that lipid polysaccharides and toxins associated with dental plaque bacteria were found on the blood vessel wall of patients with coronary heart disease. These substances had a strong destructive effect on the blood vessel wall. DNA traces of three or four kinds of dental plaque bacteria were found on atherosclerotic plaque of the arterial vessel wall by DNA detection method, which confirmed the results. There is a direct relationship between atherosclerosis and dental bacteria. Other studies have found that tooth loss caused by periodontal disease may imply potential cardiovascular disease. A survey of 76 chronic myocarditis patients with periodontal disease by British scholars found that 53 cases of myocarditis originated from periodontal infection. After controlling periodontal infection, the incidence of myocarditis attack decreased by 83%. Dental loss due to periodontal disease may imply potential cardiovascular disease.
Therefore, in order to keep your heart healthy, you must pay attention to oral health care, brush your teeth carefully every morning and evening, rinse your mouth after meals and use dental floss to remove food residues between the crevices, half a year oral examination and professional periodontal care. Once dental caries or periodontal diseases occur, they should be treated in a timely manner in the stomatology department of a regular hospital, and must not be taken lightly.
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